Happy Valentines Day my loves! I hope you have a lovely day! Even tough I don´t really celebrate Valentines Day in the commercial way, because I think that if you love somebody you have to show it everyday, or at least try it. I don´t get it, why take 1 out of 365 days per you to buy chocolates and roses ad all those other kind of stuff, just to show our love. Of course, some of you can say that I think like that, because I don´t have a boyfriend at the moment, but honestly even with a boyfriend I would have the same opinion. I mean what kind of relationship is that, if your boyfriend gives you flowers and chocolate once per year and says “I love you!” and this should be enough for the rest of the year. Nope thanks a lot! I think even if you are single on Valentines Day, this doesn´t mean that you should sit at home, eating a tab of Ben&Jerrys, crying over the world and watching one of those stupid Hollywood movies about Valentines Day, because actually the definiton of “Valentines Day” only says that you should share some love with somebody who do you truly love. This doesn´t define the gender or the relationship you have to that person. In my opinion the world nowadays needs love three times a day. And therefore the best way to celebrate Valentines Day for me is to say thank you to people you forget to say thank you to. Maybe with this delicious, gooey chocolate cake.
When we were in Sweden at the beginning of the year, every single coffeeshop had a chocolate cake named “Kladdkaka”, which means literally sticky cake. My mum and I tried it and it was so delicious that I had to redo it. For everybody that hates dry cake, this is your new best friend, trust me.
You will need for one cake:
- 100g unsalted butter
- 2 medium eggs
- 200g caster sugar
- 150g plain flour
- 4 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar or extract
- A pinch of salt
- 200g of frozen or fresh berries
- First preheat your oven to 180C° and line a 22cm round tin.
- Melt the butter and leave to cool slightly
- Whisk the egg and sugar together until the mixture is light, fluffy and pale
- Weigh all the dry ingredients and sift them into the egg and sugar mixture. Fold in until everything is incorporated
- Fold in the melted butter until you are left with a smooth chocolate mixture
- Pour into a lined cake tin.
- Bake at 180°C for around 20 minutes. The exact time can vary, so keep an eye on the cake. A perfect kladdkaka is very soft in the middle, but not runny once it has cooled – but almost runny
- If you press down gently on the cake whilst its baking, the crust should need a bit of pressure to crack. When this happens, the cake is done. Leave to cool in the tin for at least an hour.
- Just before serving put the berries on top and sprinkle with some icing sugar.